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15 Jun 2011

Teenage smoking
I would like to know if there are " test sticks"  available to test a child''s urine, blood or saliva for tobaco smoking. I know it is available for drugs but I need to test for smoking only .......
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01 Jan 0001

Rosie

Unfortunately, there are no home test available to test if a child is smoking but you can have blood tests done to test for the level of cotinine. It is a metabolite of nicotine and can be detected in blood for up to one week after exposure to nicotine.

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Dr Anrich
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